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Sleepies Hill

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Beaker(S)

Site Name Sleepies Hill

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Beaker(S)

Canmore ID 16534

Site Number NJ26SE 20

NGR NJ 296 614

NGR Description Centred at NJ 296 614

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Urquhart
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ26SE 20 centred 296 614.

Two beakers from Sleepies Hill (Sleepieshill Wood - NJ 296 614) are in Elgin Museum. One (1853.1) was donated in 1853; the other after 1860 (J Anderson and G F Black 1888) (1888.7 - ? therefore donated in 1888). No details are known of their finding.

J Anderson and G F Black 1888; I C Walker 1967.

A bowl-shaped beaker in the museum is noted in the inventory as 'found in 1853 in a cist in a cairn on Sleepies Hill'.

Visited by OS (A A) 17 May 1971; Information from Elgin Museum Acc Reg.

In Elgin Museum are an incomplete Clarke-type S4 beaker and a Bowl-type beaker, from Sleepies Hill, donor and date unknown. Acc Nos: 1888.7 & 1853.1.

D L Clarke 1970.

No further information (but see NJ26SE 27. - cairn).

Visited by OS (A A) 8 February 1972.


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